Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6431
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Course Change Information (for course changes only): Course objectives revised in accordance with CCNE standards. Update prerequisites. New Pre-reqs: PHC6050, NGR6800, NGR 6400, NGR6404, NGR6460, NGR6422, NGR 6140,NGR 6420, NGR6423, GMS6461, NGR6002C, NGR6492 New objectives: During this course the student will have the opportunity to: Evaluate the general surgical patient through a pre-operative assessment culminating in an appropriate written care plan in collaboration with a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Synthesize the set-up of all gas machines, adjunct anesthesia equipment, monitors, and pharmaceutical agents necessary to anesthetize the general surgical patient; ensuring all safety guidelines (patient and operating room environment) are followed. Develop proficiency in normal airway maintenance to include: airway insertion, mask ventilation, laryngeal-mask airway insertion, intubation and extubation. Relate the condition of the post-anesthetic patient to recovery room personnel accurately, efficiently and completely. Document a complete and accurate record of the general surgical patient's anesthetic course. Utilize effective communication with respect and caring for all patients and members of the health care team. Develop leadership skills by serving as a patient advocate, adhering to regulations, policies and procedures including infection control protocols. Develop and institute fiscally responsible anesthetic plans ensuring cost effective quality of care. Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the intraoperative management of patients and adjustment of anesthetic plan as required for safe quality care. Evaluate anesthetic plans postoperatively for quality assurance.
Comments: to GC for review 11/2/09; Approved by GC 11/16/09; to SCNS office for submission 11/29/09. Note Course Description and Objectives listed reflect the revised information. SCNS approved 12/11/09, effective 1/2010; posted in banner 12/11/09
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2220 2009-10-21 Department College Budget Account Number Nursing NR HSC 006201 10000 Contact Person Phone Denise Maguire 813/9749962 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title NGR 6431 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Residency I Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 4 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Nur Anes Clinic Residency I Course Online? Percentage Online - 0
THIS COURSE FOCUSES ON CLINICAL APPLICATION OF DIDACTIC MATERIAL FROM THE NURSE ANESTHESIA CURRICULUM THROUGH NOVICE LEVEL PRACTICE IN THE ROLE OF A NURSE ANESTHETIST
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
A terminal degree in the field
- Other Course Information
A. OBJECTIVES/B. LEARNING OUTCOMES 1. EVALUATE THE GENERAL SURGICAL PATIENT THROUGH A PRE-OPERATIVE ASSESSMENT CULMINATING IN AN APPROPRIATE WRITTEN CARE PLAN IN COLLABORATION WITH A CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST. 2. SYNTHESIZE THE SET-UP OF ALL GAS MACHINES, ADJUNCT ANESTHESIA EQUIPMENT, MONITORS, AND PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS NECESSARY TO ANESTHETIZE THE GENERAL SURGICAL PATIENT. 3. DEVELOP PROFICIENCY IN NORMAL AIRWAY MAINTENANCE TO INCLUDE: AIRWAY INSERTION, MASK VENTILATION, LARYNGEAL-MASK AIRWAY INSERTION, INTUBATION AND EXTUBATION. 4. RELATE THE CONDITION OF THE POST-ANESTHETIC PATIENT TO RECOVERY ROOM PERSONNEL ACCURATELY, EFFICIENTLY AND COMPLETELY. 5. DOCUMENT A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE RECORD OF THE GENERAL SURGICAL PATIENT'S ANESTHETIC COURSE. 6. UTILIZE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH RESPECT AND CARING FOR ALL PATIENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE HEALTH CARE TEAM. C. MAJOR TOPICS THIS COURSE WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE CLINICAL AREA AND IS DESIGNED TO EXPOSURE THE NOVICE NURSE ANESTHESIA STUDENT TO NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICE
B. Learning Outcomes
During this course the student will have the opportunity to:
1. Evaluate the general surgical patient through a pre-operative assessment culminating in an appropriate written care plan in collaboration with a certified registered nurse anesthetist.
2. Synthesize the set-up of all gas machines, adjunct anesthesia equipment, monitors, and pharmaceutical agents necessary to anesthetize the general surgical patient; ensuring all safety guidelines (patient and operating room environment) are followed.
3. Develop proficiency in normal airway maintenance to include: airway insertion, mask ventilation, laryngeal-mask airway insertion, intubation and extubation.
4. Relate the condition of the post-anesthetic patient to recovery room personnel accurately, efficiently and completely.
5. Document a complete and accurate record of the general surgical patient's anesthetic course.
6. Utilize effective communication with respect and caring for all patients and members of the health care team.
7. Develop leadership skills by serving as a patient advocate, adhering to regulations, policies and procedures including infection control protocols.
8. Develop and institute fiscally responsible anesthetic plans ensuring cost effective quality of care.
9. Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the intraoperative management of patients and adjustment of anesthetic plan as required for safe quality care.
10. Evaluate anesthetic plans postoperatively for quality assurance.
C. Major Topics
Course is a residency held off campus and no topics exist.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Anesthesia & Analgesia
British Journal of Anesthesia
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
Academic Center for Evidence Based Nursing
Centre for Evidence Based Nursing
Center for Health Evidence
Evidence Based Practice Centers
Evidence Based Nursing
Evidence Based Nursing
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
A grade of “Satisfactory” must be achieved in order to progress to clinical residency II in the Nurse Anesthesia Program.
Students are expected to participate in their clinical experience as assigned. If an absence is necessary all attempts should be made by the student to contact their assigned instructor for that day or contact the clinical area at least 1 hour prior to the beginning of the operative schedule. All unexcused absences must be made up or a “Fail” grade will be awarded for that day. All extended absences form the clinical area will be reviewed by the Clinical Collaborative Evaluation Committee and recommendation made to the Program Coordinator.
Scheduled Time Off:
Students will be given 15 personal days in your 16 months of clinical residency to take off during clinical rotations when as needed. These days off are for sick time, personal time and vacation time. All days excluding sick days are to be arranged and approved by your clinical coordinators. Please be cautious with your time as any time in excess of the 15 days will need to be made up prior to completing the program, thereby potentially extending your graduation date. Please be advised that unusual circumstances that may extend normal allotted personal days will be dealt with on an individual basis and only approved by the director or assistant director.
Rotation Times and Schedules:
Students will have the schedules and tour of duty times posted and decided by the clinical coordinators at each clinical site. This may include holidays, night shift, evening shift or in house call as the clinical coordinators deem necessary to give the student the best clinical experience. Should a student work excessive hours in a tour of duty compensatory time off will be arranged and agreed upon by the clinical coordinators, assistant director of director as they see fit. It is the students’ responsibility to keep a log of clinical hours and address the clinical coordinator when they feel compensatory time off is warranted. Clinical coordinators will determine if compensatory time is appropriate. Students should be prepared to complete all cases they start with in a reasonable time period or if the case is a rare opportunity for learning. Students should also be prepared to become an integral part of the anesthesia department at each clinical rotation site. This includes participation in clinical conference, performing pre operative and post operative assessments and activities such as journal club. Please note a time log will now be mandatory for all students. Students are to have preceptors sign a daily log of attendance and the clinical coordinators are to sign the time log every two weeks. Upon a completed 2 week attendance log students are responsible to give the log to the program as proof of attendance. Should a student fail to have their time documented and approved by the clinical coordinator they will be docked personal time. It they have no further personal time they will be placed on probation and possible dismissal from the program.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
See Student expectations/requirements.
Students attending the University of South Florida are awarded degrees in recognition of successful completion of coursework in their chosen fields of study. Each individual is expected to earn his/her degree on the basis of personal effort. Consequently, any form of cheating on examinations or plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty. Disruption of the classroom or teaching environment is also unacceptable. This cannot be tolerated in the University community and will be punishable, according to the seriousness of the offense, in conformity with this rule. http://www/ugs/usf/edu/catalogs/0304/adadap.htm
J. Program This Course Supports
- Course Concurrence Information